cpia driver for microscope: any success?

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Sun Mar 6 18:15:47 EST 2011


On Sun, Mar 06 2011, Cherry Withers wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm starting to figure out that because the Intel QX3 microscope has an
> CPiA chipset, it may not be supported by
> cheese (which takes V4L/V2L devices) but needs a special cpia driver that
> can be found in:
> http://webcam.sourceforge.net/

This is outdated information (site last updated in 2003!).  The drivers
have been merged into the main Linux kernel now; it looks like you just
need to turn on CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_CPIA1=m and build gspca_cpia1.ko from

Since our kernels already have CONFIG_USB_GSPCA=m, you can build this
module without having to recompile your current kernel.

- Chris.
Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>   <http://printf.net/>
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